Jadavpur University PhD admissions 2017

Jadavpur University Kolkata PhD Programme 2017


Jadavpur University, Kolkata has released notification for the eligible candidates for admission into PhD Programme for the academic session July 2017


Jadavpur University, Kolkata invites applications for admission to the PhD Programme in the Depts. of Bengali, Comparative Literature, Economics, Education, English, Film Studies, History, Library & Information Science, Philosophy, Physical Education, Sanskrit and Sociology



All applicants must have completed results of 2 year MA or equivalent degree from any university/institute recognized by the UGC


Applicants who have obtained an MA or equivalent degree of less than two (2) years’ duration, must have completed at least a total of five (5) years of under-graduate and postgraduate study in a recognized university/institute


A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC/AICTE/State


Selection Process

Candidates will be selected through a written test of two-hour duration (two and a half hours for Economics) and an interview to be held in the respective Departments


Candidate who has an M. Phil (Regular two year course) degree and was admitted to the M.Phil Program through a written test, or have qualified NET/SET shall be entitled to get exemption from written admission test and shall be called directly for an interview


All Applicants must bring in a Statement of Purpose relevant for his/her intended field of research (not more than 500 words) at the time of interview


Applicants for PhD Programme in the Dept. of Economics shall be required to submit two letters of recommendations in the prescribed format in sealed envelopes at the time of interview in addition to the Statement of Purpose


No. of Seats

Bengali: Up to 12 (General – 05, SC- 3, ST- 1, OBC A-1, OBC B- 1, PD-1)


Comparative Literature: Up to 7 (General- 3, SC- 2, ST- 1, OBC A-1,)


Economics: Up to 17 (General- 8, SC- 4, ST- 1, OBC A- 2, OBC B- 1, PD-1)


Education: Up to 7 (General- 3, SC- 2, ST- 1, OBC A-1,)


English: Up to 12 (General- 5, SC- 3, ST- 1, OBCA- 1, OBC B- 1, PD-1)


Film Studies: Up to 5 (General- 3, SC- 1, ST- 1)


History: Up to 21 (General- 11, SC- 5, ST- 1, OBCA- 2, OBCB-1, PD-1)


Library & Information Science: Up to 5 (General- 3, SC- 1, ST- 1)



Candidates should apply online through University website www.jaduniv.edu.in or http://jurecruitment.jdvu.ac.in/PhDAppln/ from 11th August 2017 to 25th August 2017


Candidates required to pay the application fess Rs.500/- (per subject) online through SBI Collect system using Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net banking after 48 hours of form fill up


After payment, they have to submit the print out of online application along with a photocopy of online payment receipt downloaded from SBI after online payment and other testimonials as mentioned below to the office of the Ph. D. Cell, Faculty of Arts (Subarna Jayanti Bhavan, Ground floor, Jadavpur University Main campus, Kolkata-700032)


Important Dates


Dates for online form fill up: 11th August 2017 to 25th August 2017


Last date of submission of application form: 30th August 2017 (05.00 pm)


List of eligible candidates for Written Test/Interview will be displayed at Web.: 06th or 07th September 2017


Dates of Written Admission Test are as follows:


Bengali: 15th Sept. 2017 at 02.30 pm – 04.30 p.m.in Dept. of Bengali


Comparative Literature: 15th Sept. 2017 at 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.in


Economics: 12th Sept. 2017 at 02.30 pm – 05.00 pm


Education: 13th Sept. 2017 at 02:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.in Dept. of Education


English: 14th Sept. 2017 at 02:30 p.m. – 4:30 pm


Film Studies: 12th Sept. 2017 at 11:30 a.m. -1:30 pm


History: 13th Sept. 2017 at 11:30 a.m. -1:30 pm


Library & Information Science:  12th Sept. 2017 at 11:30 a.m. -1:30 pm


Philosophy: 14th Sept. 2017 at 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.in


Physical Education: 14th Sept. 2017 at 11:30 a.m. -1:30 pm


Sanskrit: 12th Sept. 2017 at 11:30 a.m. -1:30 pm


Sociology: 13th Sept. 2017 at 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 pm


List of successful candidates in the written test will be displayed on the JU website on or before 11th October 2017


Dates of Interview: 23rd – 27th October 2017


Jadavpur University Kolkata

Faculty of Arts, UG Arts Building, Ground Floor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, Website www.jaduniv.edu.in or http://admissionas.jdvu.ac.in


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